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Refugee

Meet Ilhan Omar: Former Refugee, Now First Somali-American State Representative

After her primary victory over the summer, Democrat Ilhan Omar has officially become the nation's Read More »

"Quantico" Star Yasmine Al Massri Grew Up a Palestinian Refugee — Now She's Helping Refugees All Around the Globe

"Quantico" actress Yasmine Al Massri's life has been extraordinary in every sense of the word. Read More »

Swimming to Survive, Now Swimming for the Gold: Yusra Mardini's Story

Last August, Syrian teen Yusra Mardini embarked on a month-long journey through Lebanon, Turkey, and Greece, carefully escaping capture and death. Read More »

This 15-Year-Old Syrian Girl Is Campaigning Against Child Marriage in Her Refugee Camp

This 15-year-old Syrian girl is campaigning against child marriage by offering drawing and acting classes to her peers in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. Omaima Hoshan hopes she will be able to discourage them from making the mistake of marrying too early. Read More »

4 Influential American Women Who You Didn't Know Were Refugees

In the wake of the Paris attacks, there has been a robust conversation regarding the settlement of Syrian refugees. Read More »